Ex-Blues: former Carlisle United men aim for League Two play-off final glory

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Jamie Proctor (photo: PA)
Jamie Proctor (photo: PA)

Two ex-Carlisle United players could be involved in Port Vale's bid to reach League One today.

The Valiants take on Mansfield Town at Wembley in this afternoon's fourth-tier play-off final.

In the Vale ranks will be former United striker Jamie Proctor and winger David Amoo.

Proctor, who was on loan with Carlisle in 2017, played his part in Vale's play-off semi-final win over Swindon.

He featured in the first leg but missed out on the second leg with injury.

The 30-year-old - whose goal at Exeter sent Carlisle into the play-offs five years ago - will hope to be fit for today's showdown.

And Amoo, who has been on the bench recently, will also hope to play his part for Darrell Clarke's side.

The wide man was with the Cumbrians from 2013-15.

They take on Nigel Clough's Stags who got past Northampton Town in their play-off semi-final.

Bookmakers are struggling to split the two teams, with Bet365 making Mansfield marginal favourites at 7/4 compared with Port Vale's 9/5.

Proctor is 6/1 to get the first goal with Amoo - whose last goal came in Vale's 3-1 win at Brunton Park in February - 10/1.

Rhys Oates is 7/1 to get the first goal for Mansfield, who are hoping to reach the third tier for the first time since 2003.

For Vale it would be a return to League One after a wait of five years.

Vale and Mansfield are hoping to join Forest Green Rovers, Exeter City and Bristol Rovers in the third tier.

Kick-off is 4pm.

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